1 Corinthians 12:8

“For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For to one is giuen by the spirit, the word of wisedome, to another the word of knowledge, by the same spirit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom; and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For to one are given words of wisdom through the Spirit; and to another words of knowledge through the same Spirit:
- Basic English Bible

For to one, by the Spirit, is given [the] word of wisdom; and to another [the] word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;
- Darby Bible

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another, the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
- Webster's Bible

To one the utterance of wisdom has been granted through the Spirit; to another the utterance of knowledge in accordance with the will of the same Spirit;
- Weymouth Bible

For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom, and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;
- World English Bible

to another the word of kunnyng, bi the same spirit;
- Wycliffe Bible

for to one through the Spirit hath been given a word of wisdom, and to another a word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:8


12:8 The word of wisdom - A power of understanding and explaining the manifold wisdom of God in the grand scheme of gospel salvation. The word of knowledge - Perhaps an extraordinary ability to understand and explain the Old Testament types and prophecies.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:8


1Co 12:8 To one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom. The ability to reveal divine truth, such as possessed by the apostles. To another the world of knowledge. The aptitude to teach unerringly what has been revealed to the apostles and prophets.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 12

  • Ray321
    If a brother or sister in Christ is suffer spiritual battle and is in trouble, we must help or we will suffer too. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. It's better to rejoice then suffer. Amen
  • BSP
    Verse 28: God has assigned various ministries and everyone has different gifts to offer.
  • Bro Okechukwu WORI
    In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, even now and for ever more. Amen. I chose verses 27 and 28 of 1 Corinthians Chapter 12. My understanding of these verses indicates that we can first accomplish our individual divine assignment if we unify together with love and faith. Also by coming together under a unified nut, we bring our diversified gifts, and talents to enhance the smooth fulfillment.
  • Jacob Ameh Sani
    "...a more excellent way" is love. Love typically is burdens bearing that reliefs others of their challenges. Burdens bearing is living a life that comforts and inspires others. Being the hands of Jesus Christ to your world is one of the pointers to living inspiring and comforting life. The hallmark of Christianity is the more "excellent way". What speed do you tread the more excellent way daily?
  • Wayne
    Stephen, speaking in diverse languages and interpretation of diverse languages is listed last. Also, matt. 6:33 states but seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Being in the kingdom and His righteousness, the Lord will supply all our needs.
  • Irene123
    V. 1 - "..... and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost." What this is referring to is - Jesus is the 'Lord' of ones life, after Acts 2:38. It's THEN He becomes the Lord of one's life, and one can say, "I KNOW the Lord." Jn. 15:14. Matt. 28:19 is a commandment of Jesus: in the NAME of ....."

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